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'''Robert Browning''' (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poetry|English poet and English drama|playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian literature|Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical setting (narrative)|settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem ''Pauline'' brought him to the attention of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and was followed by ''Paracelsus'', which was praised by William Wordsworth|Wordsworth and Charles Dickens|Dickens, but in 1840 the difficult ''Sordello (poem)|Sordello'', which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. His reputation took more than a decade to recover, during which time he moved away from the Percy Bysshe...
Birth date{{birth-date|df=yes| 7 May 1812}}
Birth placeCamberwell, London, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=y|1889|12|12|1812|5|7}}
Death placeVenice, Italy
OccupationPoet
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Notableworks''Men and Women (poetry collection)|Men and Women'', ''The Ring and the Book'', ''Dramatis Personae'', ''Dramatic Lyrics'', ''Dramatic Romances and Lyrics'', ''Asolando''
SignatureRobert Browning Signature.svg
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